1st September 2021

We’re thrilled and honoured to announce that Cockpit has been shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising it as one of the leading social enterprises in the country.

This year we’re included in two categories:
Prove It: Social Impact. For a social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders.
Read all about our impact in the 2021 Cockpit Effect Report: Our Future is in Our Hands.

Women in Social Enterprise. For a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work. Rightful recognition for our hardworking CEO, Annie Warburton, who said: “We’re so proud to be shortlisted in two categories this year. Huge thanks to our team, Trustees and supporters – great to see your work recognised in such illustrious company.”

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £60bn to the UK economy, each one being set up to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to the climate emergency.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprises, recognise the nation’s most pioneering social enterprises. Cockpit will be joining other shortlisted organisations at the prestigious awards ceremony held at London’s iconic Guildhall on 8 December.

UK Social Enterprise Awards – shortlists.
Take a look and join us in celebrating the social enterprises showing resilience and innovation when being at the hearts of community response to the pandemic.

Commenting on the Awards, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK Peter Holbrook said:
“The UK Social Enterprise Awards are back, bigger and better than ever before. We have had a record number of applications this year, all of which have showcased the strength, dynamism and resilience of the social enterprise community through what’s been an incredibly difficult and uncertain period.

Over the course of the pandemic social enterprises have been going above and beyond the call of duty to support their teams, the individuals, and communities they work with, showing the grit, determination and innovation so inherent to this sector. They’ve been operating directly on the frontline of the crisis, launching new products and pivoting their business models to meet the needs of communities and society as a whole.

The Awards are all about celebrating the achievements of the UK’s social enterprise movement, which is showing us that another way of doing business is possible – one which has never been more important as we look to build back better and address the climate emergency.”